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Transferring file from server to client

andrewsteed
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I have an Excel file on the server that I need to pass to the client. I tried dynamically generating the excel file through response.write's, but I was unable to get a file/table type that would export from one page and import on the other.

Editing a master template Excel file is working fine, but now I don't know how to get it to the client. I can't write to the client machine (permissions issues, for one), and the client might not have access to the server location where the file is.

I tried using content-disposition to force an attachment, but the attachment contents are always corrupted (I get an excel file, but there's nothing in it except a white box with a red x through it, and that dissapears after about a second), even though the file on the server generates properly on each try.

I need to grab the file on the server, push it to the client, and prompt them to save it locally.

Does anyone have any ideas on this? Thanks!
Nov 29 '07 #1
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